X-Men Blue and its sister book, X-Men Gold, were created following the crossover series Inhumans vs. X-Men. The new titles were announced October 21, 2016 as part of the ResurrXion brand. The color-coded names are a reference to storylines from the early 1990s when various comics in the X-Men franchise were best-sellers. The first issue was released April 12, 2017 and subsequent issues were released twice monthly. The storyline in X-Men Blue is a continuation of the 2012 series All New X-Men.] In February 2018, the spin-off sister book X-Men Red was released.